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Professor Sander Cited in Multiple Media Outlets on California Supreme Court Ruling that State Bar Data Should be Available to Public


‚ÄčDecember 19, 2013 -- Professor Richard Sander is cited in multiple media outlets, including Associated Press and Los Angeles Times articles, on the ruling by the California Supreme Court that data from the California State Bar should be available to the public. The article reports on the case, Sander v. State Bar of California, which centered on the efforts of Professor Sander to obtain racial information on California Bar examination applicants for use in his research on preferential admissions policies at law schools.

Sander said Thursday that the state bar database is "unparalleled" to other demographic sources he uses in his research.

"Having access to this large database is just so enormously valuable," Sander said. "This is a big breakthrough."

To read the entire Associated Press article, click here.

"It's a tremendous victory for advocates of public access and transparency," Sander said of the court's action.

To read the entire Los Angeles Times article, click here.

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